UNIT 2 THERE IS / THERE ARE SOME, ANY, A, AN

              

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SOME, ANY, A, AN

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NUMBERS
100   a/one hundred
101   a hundred and one
110   a hundred and ten
120   a hundred and twenty
200   two hundred
1,000   a/one thousand
1,001   a thousand and one
1,010   a thousand and ten
2,000   two thousand
10,000   ten thousand
11,000   eleven thousand
100,000   a/one hundred thousand
1,000,000   a/one million
2,000,000   two million
1,000,000,000   a/one billion

Separation between hundreds and tens

Hundreds and tens are usually separated by ‘and’ (in American English ‘and’ is not necessary).

110 – one hundred and ten
1,250 – one thousand, two hundred and fifty
2,001 – two thousand and one

Hundreds

Use 100 always with ‘a’ or ‘one’.

100 – a hundred / one hundred

‘a’ can only stand at the beginning of a number.

100 – a hundred / one hundred
2,100 – two thousand, one hundred

Thousands and Millions

Use 1,000 and 1,000,000 always with ‘a’ or ‘one’.

1,000 – a thousand / one thousand
201,000 – two hundred and one thousand

Use commas as a separator.

57,458,302

The Number 1,000,000,000

In English this number is a billion. This is very tricky for nations where ‘a billion’ has 12 zeros. 1,000,000,000,000 in English, however, is a trillion.